South Florida cop caught on video kneeing submissive suspect
After tazing a suspect into submission, Florida City police officer Auris Leza looked around as if to see who was watching, then plowed his knee at least two times into the suspect’s back, who was already lying motionless on the ground.
At least that how it looks on the video shot by a witness.
According to the witness:
“He looked around. He looked up and obviously thought no one was looking, then he just grabbed the kid. I saw his hands were behind. He was already in a submissive position. And he just got down and just kneed him, probably two or three times,” said the witness, who did not want to be identified.
The witness turned the video over to Local 10, who showed it to Internal Affairs Officer Jermaine Brodie.
Local 10 asked if the man was not resisting arrest, would that mean the officer acted against department policy?
“Yeah, if there was no need to put any force down due to the subject cooperating and not resisting,” Brodie said.
The suspect was charged with battery on a police officer, even though that part wasn’t caught on video.